Tag Archives: Startup

Reinventing Data Warehousing From Scratch In The Cloud – Snowflake

Elastic Data Warehouse Service Snowflake won first prize this month at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in San Jose after presenting at the Startup showcase for their cloud based Data warehouse product which aims to make Data analysis accessible to all areas of the business from technical teams to Business Analysts. Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Marcin Zukowski says, “We ...

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The Startup Idea Validated in 2 Days Before Writing Any Code

The Startup Idea That Was Validated in 2 Days Before Writing a Single Line of Code

This is a really useful video and advice I can really relate to, especially thinking back to my first attempt at building a property website ‘with a difference’ back in 2003. I think I fell into the trap of being washed away by a conviction that my idea was going to be a roaring success without sufficiently testing or validating the idea. ...

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AR App Turns Business Card Into Video When Viewed on Tablet, Illut.io

AR App Turns Business Card Into Video When Viewed on Tablet, Illut.io

Illut.io specialise in augmented reality (AR) and I thought this was a pretty neat way of getting someone’s attention for a sales pitch. Business cards usage may be drifting down the y axis being paper and all but if there is something which is hugely intriguing and different, you might just give it the airtime. So..  if you read my business card through ...

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Mesmirising Analysis of Your Social Media Activity with Visualisation Creature, Sociotope

Mesmirising Analysis of Your Social Media Activity with Visualisation Creature, Sociotope

German Designer, Stefan Wagner has created a visualisation ‘creature’ which appears to be something close to the very last word in how we might inhale the freshest and broadest picture of our presence on social media. Currently in beta version, Sociotope is the type of tool which may pack novelty value but could end up delivering so much more for ...

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JavaScript Magic for Smoother IoT Projects

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Andy Carle calls it ‘The Chasm of Despair” – the continuous loop between getting funding for your fantastic startup idea and the many iterations prior to realise which throws you round and around like a rag doll on a white knuckle ride during which time you realise you are most definitely not production ready, you ditch all progress to date, realise ...

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The Shoe Fitting App Set To Revolutionise The Footwear Industry

Replica Labs

Jack Morrison is Co-founder and CTO at Replica Labs, a talented team of computer vision researchers whose first core product is addressing the problem for shoe retailers of products being returned from consumers because they do not fit properly. Replica Labs say that Zappos see a hefty return rate of more than 30% creating logistical costs which need to be factored into ...

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How Zero Commission Stock Trading Is Set To Become The Norm

How Zero Commission Stock Trading Is Set To Become The Norm

Exactly what do traders pay roughly $8 commission for on stock trades? Rake-off for getting in and out of stock trades can be a limiting factor on the number of trades made, particularly if you are a smaller day trader where the commission can very quickly diminish your profit. If only someone would take from the rich and give to the.. ...

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Creating Order Out of Chaos – Jan Isakovic, Storesense

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                          Jan Isakovic is Co-founder and Head of Product at Storesense in London, a retail analytics platform which offers actionable insights into consumer behaviour in shops. Using passive Wi-Fi data on customers smart phones, Storesense is able to track footfall, movements and identify pain points to improve store layout, staffing ...

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What Happens When a Meetup Group Just Gets Too Big?

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One of the Meetup groups I keep an eye on almost more than any other is the NY Tech Meetup, founded by the founder of Meetup himself Scott Heiferman. With enough members to fill a large sports stadium and their own website it is the largest Meetup group in the world and packs a heavyweight punch on Silicon Alley with ...

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5 Startups Worthy of Presenting at Key San Francisco Meetup

5 Startups Worthy of Presenting at San Francisco Meetup

San Francisco’s Startup Showcase is a beast of a group, which can attract nearly 1,000 presenters, technologists, investors and consumers. On such a big stage, at least by Meetup standards, you’d have to have a great idea, rolled it some way along the road of technical and product development and a solid pitch for the yes men to comfortably join ...

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